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Re: PC lighting at Home Depot
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: PC lighting at Home Depot
- From: Susan <snotabby at earthlink_net>
- Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 16:53:48 -0800
- In-Reply-To: <200102120848.DAA20140 at actwin_com>
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Larry, I have several of the PC lighting items from Home Depot. Some are the
screw-in bulb type to replace traditional bulbs. I also installed a couple
small size (about 1/2 sq. foot) low profile 13W under cabinet fixtures.
To use them as general illumination for your home they are great. But I
took the under cabinet fixture and placed it over a 5G tank out of
curiosity. I _hated_ the way that it influenced color in the tank.
Everything was yello! Not just a little bit either. It looked like I hadn't
changed any water in decades ;)
For planted tanks I'd go with the AH Supply stuff. I've heard terrific
things about those setups both on and off list.
> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 20:58:59 -0500
> From: Larry and Lynn Fecich <bit64 at isrv_com>
> Has anyone tried the PC lighting at Home Depot? It seems like an
> inexpensive way to get 'power compact' lighting over a small tank. Some of
> the lights come with an adapter that screws into a standard incandescent
> socket, apparently it has some kind of ballast built in with a very low
> profile... I believe it may fit into an old hood that I have. I just paid
> about $34 for ballasts, wiring, and bulbs (2 X 13W) from AHSupply, but I
> could have done the same from Home Depot for about $18 (2 X 13W). You could
> buy the adapter for incandescent to PC for $7, or with the bulb for $9.